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On Thursday we made 55 mile trip down to family in Manchester Tennessee, arrived at our relatives property with 25 miles left. So I decided to take the Nissan LEAF up the road to the new L3 charger at the Manchester Cracker Barrel Store on Paradise Road. As I pulled up to the Quick Charger guess what;
A junky Jeep gas guzzler alla cart was sitting in one slot, and a younger couple just got ready to leave there van, in the 2nd slot. I asked the driver nicely to move the van over into the L2 Charger spot since the ChaDemo cable is only set up to park directly in front of the high speed charger. The driver did move the van with some minor protest, but after I thanked him for the effort all was good. The Jeep driver did find a business card on the driver side window, letting him know that he effectively blocked an EV from getting charged. Since I was already quite hungry, I went in the Cracker Barrel Restautant, an met the manager, to order a hot chocolate, due to a long wait. While I was waiting at my LEAF to get a 80% charge, a Volt driver pulled in the parking lot, and we talked about our EV futures, he was also from Manchester, TN. It took only 20 minutes to charge to 80% from 25%, after which I then drove back to our family site, and plugged the LEAF in to the 240 V outlet in the Barn, using the Phil conversion autosensing Nissan EVSE that came with the LEAF. After about 2 hours the LEAF  had it’s belly ah Battery full, and we took back off towards Nashville, arriving at.home with 35% charge left.

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